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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Od Light On Od Cancel Switch Flashes During 1-2 Sh VIN: 1FTDX086XV
Customer brought this truck in with complaint of od light on shifter lever flashing sometimes. Truck shifts and runs well. Pulled codes and got those listed. Testing seems to lead us to all ok in the shop. Could this be a manual lever position switch problem?
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Electronic VIN: 1FTRE1420X
we got this van came in with the heater van works only at high speed, all fuses are fine no melted harnesses, we install new blower motor,new blower motor resistor,new fan control switch, & still doing the same, ohms all wires from the switch to the motor & to...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L center support VIN: 1FTWX33F1X
Please help me transmission techs. I just finished putting the pan on this transmission rebuild, with shift kit upgrades etc. I found a gasket in the rebuild kit that clearly goes between the center support and the sealing hub. (the two are attached with 3 sma...
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L primary timing chain VIN: 1FTZR15E81
we are in the process of doing the primary timming chain(for 2500 to 3000 rpm rattle )with the ford service kit. upon disasembly no readly aparent damage to guide or tensioner. i want to replace it any way since it is apart, we have all the holding tools from ...
2002 Ford Excursion XLT 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FMSU43F62
Customer installed new drain valve on fuel filter housing, since then the engine will not run, theft light is flashing. Cannot get any communication with the pcm. Can communicate with other modules. Checked everything in the area he worked in - could not see a...
2005 Ford E-250 5.4L Overdrive VIN: 1FTNE24L55
Hello again to you all. I have this electric company's Ford van in here, the transmission is not the Torque-shift, and I don't think it is the E4OD either. It has had this problem for a while. When driving down the highway it will randomly shift out of and the...
2005 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FDAF56P55
well here I am once again deep into another for 6.0L. customer tows for me, we do his repair work. truck was towed in 2 weeks ago with the #8 piston blown through the side of the engine block. customer supplied a used motor with 15k on it, motor looked good, n...
1991 Mercury Tracer 1.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3MAPM10J4M
Hello, Narrowed this down to bad #2 cylinder, bad how?. Headscratcher: compression on ALL cylinders is 150psi. Pulled fuel rail, #2 injector shooting as it should. Spark is good to ALL. Intake and exhaust rockers hydraulic and rocking. Want to be sure beore th...
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L No power @ highway s VIN: 2MEFM75W5X
Customer states vehicle has no power @ highway speeds . We have recently changed plugs , coil boots , fuel filter , & performed a fuel injection service on the vehicle . No codes present. Cannot duplicate customer concern. Seems to be an intermittent issue . I...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDKF38FOR
Okay, well we learned quite a bit on this one, im certain the IPR was the problem, but we replaced the high pressure pump and IPR and all is well, lit right up and runs just like the same POS this truck has always been, its got at least two marginal injectors,...
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15XOX
Thanks to all the responses I have recieved. I have not been able to get the truck back do to a death in the customers family. I am going to test the fuel volume and try to induce rich and lean conditions to guage o2 response when the truck returns. At that... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L battery VIN: 2FPZA54412
Hi guys, most said to install a meter and check actual amp draw and repost I actualy have not returned to that shop to work on it again but thanks for all the input I am rebuilding my tool base again after a chapter 7 so sorry for the crude test method. Thanks...
2003 Ford Focus ZX5 2.3L alternator VIN: 3FAHP37Z93
Replies were mixed: some said alternator comes out the top, others said the bottom. Actually, on this car, once the coolant bottle, the P/S reservoir (no hoses to disconnect on the P/S; the reservoir snaps out of its bracket, and swings out of the way), the fu...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Poor Idle Quality
Hello and thanks for all of the great replies to my request. After recieving such excellent tips, I threw myself into the diag once more. I tested compression across the board, tested resistance of entire injector harness ( testing from FICM all the way back t... Trouble codes: P0263 (Cylinder 1 Contribution fault), P0278 (Cylinder 6 Contribution fault), P0284 (Cylinder 8 Contibution fault).
2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW08653
well... I still havent fixed the F150. I had some good suggestions. but I am still unable to fix it. I checked the exhaust backpressure on both sides. I swapped all the injectors from side to change. I swapped the oxygen sensors side to side.. no c...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW21P25
So here goes the fix came in the way of a couple of things first off yes my egr cooler was leaking and cause oil contamination, which I'm no positive but i think this is why all eight injectors stuck shut. So the way that i determined that all eight injectors ...
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L Loses power VIN: 1FADFP34N5
Ok this concern was very very intermittent. Once in 10 to 15 test drives for a total of 240 miles. I am suspecting that the root cause was the alternator. Was not able to verify this. Want to be looking at power at fuel pump controller, alternator and powe... Trouble codes: P1235.
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